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Mark Herzlich
Boston College
Nominated by Frank Spaziani
Senior  

Mark Herzlich is the starting linebacker for the Boston College Eagles. He has excelled both on and off the field with his courageous and successful fight against cancer.

After the 2008 season in which Mark was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year, he was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma (a rare form of bone cancer). The 2009 season was over for Mark, and many thought his career. But through the strength of his character, courage and commitment, he fought the disease and has returned to the field as a starter once again.

Mark’s story has become an inspiration to kids and adults across the country. Wathcing him lead his team onto the football field once again to open the 2010 season is an enduring image of the entire college football season.

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The Mark Herzlich Miracle